NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education

NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education


Date(s): 12-OCT-2016 - 15-NOV-2016

Time(s): Click on agenda tab

Location(s):
Gallup, October 12, 2016
Farmington, October 14, 2016
Santa Fe, October 17, 2016
Albuquerque, October 18, 2016
Roswell, October 27, 2016
Las Cruces, November 15, 2016

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Overview

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the primary law governing K-12 education in the United States. Passed in December 2015, the new law replaces the previous federal education policy known as No Child Left Behind. Throughout the country, states held public meetings about ESSA – providing an opportunity to engage with students, educators, district leaders, families, and the community for input on how to continuously refine education systems to support our teachers and students better. The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) convened a series of six regional meetings throughout the state to solicit input from communities about the development of New Mexico's ESSA plan to support schools and student learning.

Who Attended a Community Meeting?

  • Teachers, school, and district administrators
  • Parents and families
  • Community, tribal and civic leaders
  • Business and economic development leaders
  • State and local elected officials
  • School board members
  • Anyone interested in the future success of New Mexico students

What Happened at the Community Meetings?

These meetings provided participants a chance to learn about ESSA and share with the NM Public Education Department (PED) their concerns, priorities and expectations of parents, teachers, educators, and community leaders to ensure that PED sets goals and expectations for our public education system that are reflective of our state. There was a brief opening session to set the context for the meetings, but the bulk of the meetings was comprised of small group discussions among participants who wanted to contribute to the success of New Mexico students.

What Happened After the Meetings?

 

Following the regional meeting series, PED will use the input received to inform the development and implementation of its plan for improving education in New Mexico. Participants suggestions will continue to play an important role in guiding the state public education system to better support our students and teachers, and to provide an innovative plan for all children based on New Mexico’s existing education system foundation.

 

The ESSA community meetings series was convened by the NM Public Education Department. The series was funded by the Council of Chief State School Officers and administered by HCM Strategists, LLC.

Agenda

Each community meeting day included three sessions. All community members were welcomed to register for Session 1 and Session 3, which were public comment and feedback sessions. Session 2 was specifically geared to teachers.

Session Number Time Key Stakeholders Topic and Type of Session

1

10:00 AM
11:30 AM

Community and business leaders, policymakers and community members

School Quality and Accountability Feedback Session:
Participants provided suggestions on ESSA implementation through a facilitated process.

2

4:00 PM
5:30 PM

Teachers

Teacher Feedback Session: Participants provided feedback on how to support teachers, focusing on ESSA implementation.

3

6:00 PM
7:30 PM

All community members

School Quality and Accountability Feedback Session:
Participants provided suggestions on ESSA implementation through a facilitated process.

Locations

City
Date
Location
Gallup October 12 Gallup-McKinley County Schools
Board meeting in Central Office
640 S. Boardman Drive
Gallup, NM 87301
Farmington October 14 San Juan College
Merrion Room 99103 (School of Energy)
5301 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402
Santa Fe October 17 Santa Fe Public Schools
Sierra Vista Room
BF Young Building
1300 Camino Sierra Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Albuquerque October 18 CNM Community College Workforce Training Center
Room 101 or 103
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Roswell October 27 Little Theater at
Goddard High School
701 E. Country Club Road
Roswell, NM 88201
Las Cruces November 15 New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Reports

Background Report

The purpose of the background report was to provide event participants with the status of student achievement in NM and within the broader context of readiness for current and future workforce demands and economic development. The report provided the history, and overview of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements including national and state perspectives. The background report helped inform and elicit in-depth and thoughtful discussions among community event participants.

  • NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Background Report NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Background Report
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   06-Oct-2016
  • Español
  • NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Executive Summary (Español) NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Executive Summary (Español)
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   04-Nov-2016
  • Final Report

  • NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Final Report NM Rising: Engaging Our Communities for Excellence in Education Final Report
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   22-Dec-2016
  • Click here to read PED’s response to stakeholder feedback

    Community Reports

  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-ROSWELL NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-ROSWELL
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-ALBUQUERQUE NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-ALBUQUERQUE
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-FARMINGTON NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-FARMINGTON
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-LAS CRUCES NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-LAS CRUCES
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-G2G NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-G2G
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-SANTA FE NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-SANTA FE
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017
  • NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-GALLUP NM Rising: Engaging our Communities for Excellence in Education-GALLUP
    Contract for the New Mexico Public Education Department on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   30-Jan-2017


  • Survey

    Community members that were unable to attend a meeting were asked to provide their opinion by completing a brief survey.  Their input helped contribute to the success of the project. Link to survey in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CY5HZXK. Enlace a la Encuesta en Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCHKK7K

     

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